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An effective European response to the
dangerous challenge from Russia ought to be an old-fashioned carrot and stick
policy; the former being a recognition of Russia’s role as a global power with
legitimate security interests, and the latter – credible defense.
Prince Michael of Liechtenstein
Nobody – not NATO, not Europe, not even Russian President Vladimir Putin – wants another Cold War. But we have one anyway: a new, 21st century hybrid that has been creeping into our security establishment for almost a decade. NATO is still in the early stages of a necessary strategic adjustment, which may be delayed by elections and new governments in the United States and Europe.
General Stanislaw Koziej
The creation of an Arab Defence Force (ADF) marks the emergence of a Saudi-led coalition ready to fight the twin threats of Iran and Islamic State. Whether the new grouping will prove a regional bulwark for endangered Sunni regimes following the US’s disengagement from the Middle East will depend on how ADF operations fare in Yemen and, probably, Libya. ...